Zendaya is achieving success at every stage of her career as a result of her talent and dedication. She has won several awards, including a Primetime Emmy, a Satellite Award, and a Saturn Award. Zendaya’s father recently stated that he believes black fathers are shunned in Hollywood because their daughters are successful.

According to a recent Instagram post by Zendaya’s father, Kazembe Ajamu, he and a handful of other black fathers have been “shunned” by Hollywood. Late last night, he shared a screenshot of an E! News article quoting his daughter, with a caption that appeared to throw some shade at the industry.

“I have standards I don’t plan on lowering for anybody… Including myself,” the message from the Euphoria actress and co-producer says. For his part, her dad chimed in with, “Black fathers are too often shunned for having successful daughters in Hollywood.”

He went on to name Matthew Knowles, the father of Beyoncé and Solange, King Richard, the patriarch of Venus and Serena Williams’ family, and finally his own as people who, in his opinion, have been disrespected by the industry.

Many fans have taken the time to leave flowers for Ajamu in the comments section of his post. “You’re a part of something legendary,” one person wrote. “If it wasn’t for you we wouldn’t have your daughter, she wouldn’t be my biggest inspiration… So thank you so much for that.”

People also appear perplexed by Zendaya’s father’s comments on @theneighborhoodtalk’s Instagram. “I could see him walking down the street and wouldn’t recognize him,” one user joked, referring to Keke Palmer’s viral Vanity Fair interview. “He needs to stop, ain’t nobody saying ‘omg! That’s Zendaya’s daddy!'” Others added, “What is he talking about?” and “Shunned by who?”

In any case, he must be extremely proud of his daughter’s success. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.

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